Mesa City Court Defendants Go to Florence Jail

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Effective July 1, 2017, if defendants are serving a jail sentence without work release for a case in the Mesa Municipal Court they will no longer serve it in the Maricopa County Jail, but instead will surrender at the Mesa Police Department and be transported to a private correctional center located in Florence, Arizona, owned and operated by CoreCivic.  Aside from the controversies over privatized corrections, as Maricopa County Jail costs have recently increased this change now means less out-of-pocket costs for those defendants.  If the sentence includes work release the sentence will be served in the Maricopa County Jail and the defendant will be ordered to pay current Maricopa County Jail costs.

As mentioned, after surrendering at the Mesa Police Department at 130 North Robson in Mesa (where they can keep their vehicle or access the light rail within a 5-minute walk), defendants will be transferred to Florence.

CoreCivic’s Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex is located at 1100 Bowling Road in Florence, Arizona, and has two branches, East and West.  Visitation for inmates out of Mesa Municipal Court are permitted on Wednesday and Friday; visitation is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and can be arranged by emailing [email protected] up to 3PM the day prior to the desired visitation date (include MESA in the Subject Line and include the inmate’s Full Name and Inmate Number; for more information and/or assistance call (520) 868-9095 x22514); both video and in-person visits are permitted.  Funds may be added to an inmates account online via Western Union, or by mail via Wachovia Lockbox.

For more information about CoreCivic’s Central Arizona Florence Correctional facility and detailed information about the rules affecting visitation and adding funds, click the link below:

Gordon Thompson

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